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Shi Jing Introduction Table of content – The Book of Odes

The oldest collection of Chinese poetry, more than three hundred songs, odes and hymns. Tr. Legge (en) and Granet (fr, incomplete).

Section I — Lessons from the states
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Chapter 3 — The odes of Bei

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The dolichos on that high and sloping mound ; –
How wide apart are [now] its joints !
O ye uncles,
Why have ye delayed these many days ?

Why do they rest without stirring ?
It must be they expect allies.
Why do they prolong the time ?
There must be a reason for their conduct.

Our fox-furs are frayed and worn.
Came our carriages not eastwards ?
O ye uncles,
You do not sympathize with us.

Fragments, and a remnant,
Children of dispersion [are we] !
O ye uncles,
Notwithstanding your full robes, your ears are stopped.

Legge 37

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